Asks the rhetorical
question “Where Do All The Good Girls Go” in fine ruminative fashion! From forthcoming
album with the awesome name.
By Blurt Staff
Belle & Sebastian guitarist Stevie Jackson releases his
debut solo album, the delightfully titled (I
Can’t Get No) Stevie Jackson on July 3 via Belle & Sebastian’s Banchory Recordings label. He’s been working
on the record for a number of years around his touring and recording
commitments, not only with B&S, but notably The Vaselines, Russian Red,
Bill Wells Trio and God Help The Girl.
Here’s an advance listen to onoe of the key tracks, “Where Do All The
Good Girls Go”:
Stevie Jackson “Where Do All The Good Girls Go” by Howlin’ Wuelf Media
The album’s twelve songs, were written and recorded with a
range of collaborators in Glasgow and Vancouver in the period since Belle &
Sebastian’s 2006 album The Life Pursuit.
In addition to featuring various members of Belle & Sebastian, the tracks
recorded in Glasgow include contributions from long-term associates and
collaborators of Stevie’s including Roy Moller and Gary Thom (The Company),
Bill Wells, Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells) and Katrina Mitchell (The Pastels),
while the Vancouver recordings feature the New Pornographers’ rhythm section,
Kurt Dahle and John Collins.
At the end of 2011, Stevie took a compact quartet on the
road to showcase the songs comprising (I
Can’t Get No) Stevie Jackson. The tour culminated in a sold-out homecoming
at King Tut’s in Glasgow,
which a five-star Herald review described as “a masterclass in the art of pop
craftsmanship” and “one of the gigs of the year”.